ironical ironical  /aɪ ˈrɑ nɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
  2. (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking



  1. Lee: It is ironical but the authorities have left us alone so far.
  2. I think it's sort of ironical that we end up like this.
  3. And, ironical as it is to a Negro, the darker they are the higher they stand in the summer-resort social scale.



  1. "We played a lot with high-end fabrics and then kind of stranger techniques on expensive fabrics, such as some things that looked like synthetics," Jacobs told reporters. "It was quite paradoxical and ironical to make something that is so...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Marc Jacobs Source: Forbes

  2. "It is ironical that after being in prime ministerial office for four years the Prime Minister has finally woken up to the harsh and cruel reality that prevention and investigation of terrorism in India is on the verge of collapse," Jaitley said.
    on May 18, 2008 By: Arun Jaitley Source: Indian Express

  3. "Then he slept," Fleming wrote, "and with the warmth and humour of his eyes extinguished, his features relapsed into a taciturn mask, ironical, brutal and cold."
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Ian Fleming Source: Toronto Eye Weekly

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